Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour: Talking Trees
John Eisenhower of Integrity SavATree join us! We'll be talking about #DeciduousStructuralPlanting and the Tree of the Month: #GhostGum
On the House Hour: What You Need To Know As A First-Time Home Buyer In Arizona!
Many newcomers, especially those who are moving here from other parts of the country, are looking for homes to purchase without knowing the unique challenges that homeowners face in the desert southwest. Here we have put together a list of things to consider for those looking to buy homes in the desert for the first time..
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
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John Eisenhower and Sarah Maitland discuss the Tree Of The Month: The Ghost Gum. A eucalyptus with smooth white skin, low litter and can grow to 30 feet tall in 5-6 years.
CALLER: Question about palm tree stumps. Had to remove the trees. Does the stump need removing and could it draw termites?
Discussion about proper distance to plant shade trees away from the home and the landscape borders.
Sarah talks about an SRP course you can take that gives you a selection of free shade trees once completed. Planted 15 feet from the home.
Discussion about planting trees near the home for shade when it comes to the root system. Using root bariers, Another option planting vines on iron trellis walls.
CALLER: Looking for privacy tree. Landscaper suggested a sissou tree. John explains the issues with that tree and gives other evergreen options creating a hedge. Plus 3 vine suggestions for a privacy wall.
CALLER: Has an aleppo pine. Five feet up from the base has a very large branch shooting out. Can he trim it off to keep the tree balanced especially since its near his power line?
Winter pruning tips for deciduous trees keeping in mind frost sensitivity.
Pruning the more vigorous evergreen trees.
CALLER: Planting 4 tipu trees. Need suggestions on preping, planting level and watering.
John discusses a tree pathogen sooty canker.
Discussion and contest with our 2021 Home Maintenance Calendar and the advantages with it including specials from our Certified Partners.
Response from our recent Most Asked Question Of The Week on burning your Christmas tree in the fireplace.
Mention our new Certified Partner 'Get Organized By Bridges'.
Things you need to know for first time home buyers moving to Arizona. Rosie explains the maintenance challenges of different construction types of homes dealing with intense summer heat. The reason you need a home with dual energy (electric and gas).
More things first time home buyers in Arizona should know: Water use in landscaping, septic systems, hard water challenges, beating high energy bills.
CALLER: Installing gutters on a ranch home with stucco. Has a question on anchoring the gutters to the stucco without damaging the stucco.
CALLER: First time caller! Replacing existing tile with vinyl plank. Considering floating the floor. Does the existing tile need to be removed?
CALLER: Has a 1983 built home. Looking for ways to increase the energy efficiency.
Discussion of our E-Store items of interest.
SavATree's John Eisenhower tells the story when he was a kid about burning the Chiristmas tree in the fireplace. LOL!
Weekly To Do on Water Heaters. Isley's Home Services' George Cathey discusses how they function, installation and maintenance of 3 types: Tank, Tankless and Heat Pump Water Heaters.
CALLER (not aired): Where to find green landscape rock.
Each of us give our takeaways from today's show.